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Novariant, Inc. and Leica Geosystems Announce Joint Partnership


 
PRLog - Mar. 17, 2014 - FREMONT, Calif. -- Novariant, Inc and Leica Geosystems have announced their joint partnership for the development of Leica Geosystems’ latest steering system, the SteerDirect ES PLUS. This announcement reflects the strategic shift that has been underway since Novariant announced its focus on providing precision steering solutions to OEMs and VARs in 2012.

The collaboration utilizes the Novariant’s fourth generation Mechanical Drive Unit (MDU) with Leica Geosystems’ guidance technology to create one of the easiest steering systems to install on the market that does not require removal of the steering wheel. This new GPS assisted steering system is the result of an ongoing collaborative product development agreement between two of the leading precision agriculture companies.

"Novariant is excited to partner with Leica Geosystems to help deliver on its vision of providing a suite of user-friendly and highly flexible agricultural guidance and precision steering solutions," says Dave Vaughn, CEO of Novariant, Inc. “Leica Geosystems’ state-of-the-art positioning technology and precision farming tools complement Novariant's proven and easy-to-install precision auto-steering solutions.”

The customized electrical steering system will be based on Novariant's field-proven MDU technology and will connect to Leica Geosystems precision products directly via the CAN bus.. This enables seamless integration with both the Leica mojo3D and Leica mojoXact Plus and provides a simple yet accurate means of steering the tractor for consistent year around operation.

“The integration of Novariant and Leica Geosystems steering technologies allows Leica Geosystems customers to easily add assisted steering to their tractors, sprayers and harvesters of all makes and models” says Joe Arico, Manager, Product Management & Global Support at Leica Geosystems Agriculture, “This is an exciting new advanced system that will help satisfy the expanding needs of our customers who can now easily add auto-steering in next to no time to achieve great results.”

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About Novariant Inc:

For more than two decades, Novariant  has  focused on the development and application of advanced precision steering solutions for Agriculture that provide differentiated steering performance across multiple platforms. With over 30,000 systems in the field and 750 unique platform install kits… steering is all we do.

Today, by combining its unique IP and decades of expertise in precision GPS enabled technologies with a broad range of precision steering possibilities, Novariant offers unrivaled plug and play interoperable capabilities to OEM’s and VAR’s worldwide. Novariant can be found at www.novariant.com or by calling +1-510-933-4800.

About Leica Geosystems:

With close to 200 years of experience pioneering solutions to measure the world, Leica Geosystems products and services are trusted by professionals worldwide to help them capture, analyze, and present spatial information. Leica Geosystems is best known for its broad array of products that capture accurately, model quickly, analyze easily, and visualize and present spatial information.

Leica Geosystems’ Ag Guidance solutions combine state-of-the-art positioning technology with robust, compact hardware built to withstand the toughest field conditions. Compatible with a wide range of vehicles and third party equipment and modular in software design, Leica Geosystems’ products are flexible and scalable to suit individual requirements. More information about Leica Geosystems Agriculture products is available at http://agriculture.leica-geosystems.com/

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Source:Novariant Inc
City/Town:Fremont - California - United States
Industry:Agriculture
Tags:partnership, Joint development, Auto-steering
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